G4S, the largest private security company in the world, is involved in brutal human rights violationsat detention centers worldwide, including in Israeli prisons where Palestinian political prisoners and children are tortured and held without trial. The U.N. officially opposes these violent and illegal practices, yet it purchases more than $22 million in G4S contracts each year, ignoring G4S’s transgressions and the U.N.’s own guidelines. Join Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Addameer and organizations across the globe in calling on the UN to drop its contracts with G4S!
In April 2015, a group of Palestinian human rights organizations wrote a letter to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urging the UN to terminate its contracts with international security company G4S due to its complicity in the Israeli occupation’s prison system and human rights violations as well as a record of grave human rights violations around the world.
Today, on November 29, the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Palestinian human rights organizations joined by over 220 solidarity groups, trade unions, human rights organizations and migrant solidarity groups from around the world renew the call and urge the UN to cancel its contract with G4S because of the role the company plays in human rights abuses in Palestine and other parts of the world.